Chambre de CommerceOn 5 June, the Minister of Justice of Luxembourg, H.E. Octavie Modert, Luxembourg’s Chamber of Commerce, the Enterprise Europe Network, and IACA are organizing a symposium on “Public-Private Cooperation in the Fight against Corruption”, in the margins of the June EU Justice and Home Affairs Council.

This event intends to draw participation from governments, international organizations, EU bodies, and private businesses. Several Ministers of Justice will be among the attendees.

The symposium will open with a thematic session on the relationship between integrity and competitiveness, addressing topics such as special concerns of small and medium sized enterprises in the fight against corruption, corruption as a risk to competitiveness, and collective action in anti-corruption.Throughout the second session, talks will centre on the effects of the rule of law and deregulation on anti-corruption – what the government can do and what the role of the private sector should be. Corruption prevention in parliaments, governments, and the judiciary, the implementation of anti-corruption legislation, as well as the enhancement of anti-corruption enforcement, will be given particular attention.

Speakers include Birgit Forstnig-Errath, Director of Collective Action at Siemens AG; Giovanni Kessler, Director General of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF); Roderick Macauley, Criminal Law Advisor at the UK Ministry of Justice; Marin Mrčela, President of the Council of Europe’s GRECO; Alex Wong, Senior Director and Head of Business Engagement at the World Economic Forum; and Gérard Zolt, Luxembourg Country Practice Leader, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, Ernst & Young. A high-level segment is also on the agenda, with the actual and future relevance of public-private cooperation in the fight against corruption at the centre of the debate. The panel will also feature reports from the thematic sessions. Panellists include IACA’s Dean, Martin Kreutner; the President of Luxembourg’s Chamber of Commerce, Michel Wurth; H.E. Octavie Modert as the chair, with an intervention from the EU Commission’s Vice-President, Viviane Reding.

The symposium will take place at Luxembourg’s Chamber of Commerce, starting at 13:00